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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Mason receives Mr. Jayhawk Award at team banquet

Kansas basketball turned the final page of the epic book that was the 2016-17 season on Tuesday with its annual team banquet. National Player of the Year Frank Mason III received his final award of the season as the senior guard was awarded the Danny Manning "Mr. Jayhawk" Award to highlight the night.

KU's Devonte' Graham said decision to return came down to 'unfinished business' | KUsports.com

"To be honest, it was really hard," Graham said of his decision to stay or go. "That first week after we lost (to Oregon in the Elite Eight), it was a real stressful week because I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to do. But just talking with my mom, and just having a few conversations with some of the coaches, I just decided that I wanted to come back."

Devonte' Graham's decision to return keeps expectations high for KU's backcourt | KUsports.com

"Obviously experience," said KU coach Bill Self in an interview with the Journal-World when asked what area Graham’s decision impacted the most. "But not having a primary ball-handler would’ve been the biggest thing we would’ve had to tighten up. And we’re still gonna try to sign another guard. But to have two players who we feel are legitimate, all-conference type guards in there already, in Devonte’ and Malik (Newman), is pretty comforting."

Devonte Graham's return eases pressure on Kansas to land impact recruit

Although Graham has played mostly off ball the past couple years alongside Mason, he is a capable ball handler and natural point guard. The possibility of spending more time at that position had to make returning to Kansas a more attractive option for him.

Football - Full slate of free, family-friendly activities on deck surrounding Saturday's Spring Game

Kansas Athletics has planned a fun day of events and activities for the whole family surrounding the annual Kansas football Spring Game. Kickoff is slated for Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m., on Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium and admission for all of the activities is free.

Which KU football player should go No. 1 in the spring game draft? | Smithology | KUsports.com

The Kansas football team is going all in on building up hype for this Saturday’s spring game at Memorial Stadium (1 p.m. kickoff).

Baseball - Seventh-inning rally lifts Kansas to win over Shockers

The Jayhawks scored five runs with two outs, including a four-run seventh inning, as the Kansas baseball team defeated in-state rival Wichita State, 8-6, Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

Softball - Kansas falls to Wichita State in midweek action, 6-0

Kansas' offense was silenced in midweek action as the Jayhawks fell to Wichita State, 6-0, on Tuesday night at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

Volleyball - Payne named to USA Volleyball’s European Tour roster

Kansas volleyball rising senior All-American Kelsie Payne has been named to USA Volleyball's U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team Europe Tour (CNT-Europe) roster, comprised of current collegiate players who will train and compete in Europe from July 5-16.

Kansas women’s golf ends regular season with top-five finish

The Kansas women's golf team finished fifth Dale McNamara Invitational Tuesday in the final regular season tournament of the 2016-17 campaign.

Track & Field - Jayhawk men rise to No. 12 in latest NCAA rankings

The Jayhawk men's team currently features nine athletes and a relay squad that rank inside the NCAA's top-25 in their respective events. That number includes four Jayhawks who have marks that put them inside the top-five in their events, all done with performances over the last two weekends.

Track & Field - Downtown Shot Put to feature 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser

The Downtown Lawrence Shot Put is back for a sixth-consecutive year, hosted by the Lawrence Sports Corporation partnering with Kansas Athletics and the City of Lawrence. Featuring some of the world's top competitors, the event will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, April 21, on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. The shot put will be held in conjunction with the 90th Kansas Relays, April 19-22 at Rock Chalk Park.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

NCAA legislation poised to change college football bundled like a Congressional bill - CBSSports.com

Adoption of an early signing period would make a drastic difference in recruiting.

Maryland president says he 'would think' UNC will get NCAA's death penalty - CBSSports.com

Maryland President Wallace Loh said what happened at UNC is 'abysmal'.

How Tubby Smith made a gigantic mess of Memphis' program in just one year - CBSSports.com

Six of the Tigers' top eight players have announced they're transferring.

Nearing the End of the Road With Top-Ranked PG Trevon Duval

As top-ranked point guard Trevon Duval nears the end of this road, we spoke about his recruiting, development, the highlights and lessons learned over the past four years.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Ticket to ride: Cheick Diallo made seven trips to the NBA D-League, hoping it will pay off with the Pelicans | Pelicans | theadvocate.com

Cheick Diallo’s most unique test this offseason will come off of the court.

Giants hilariously score three runs on ball that barely leaves batter's box

You see, the box score can sometimes be deceiving. Moore’s fielder’s choice actually resulted in three runs crossing the plate. And the best part: The ball traveled just 25 feet.

- STOP THE WORLD, I WANT OFF -

East Newton play shut down mid-performance | Local News | joplinglobe.com

An adaptation of "The Breakfast Club" was stopped mid-performance on Thursday night after parents pulled their teen from the show. After the end of the first act, Moose Leighton, East Newton drama instructor, said the high school principal told him some parents had problems with the content of the show. The parents asked that their child be allowed to leave with them.

(Mr. Ed says: Wouldn't these parents be the same people who went to see the movie in the movie theater when it came out???)